This Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad recipe is the perfect combination of fresh summer berries, feta cheese and toasted nuts.  This is topped off with a delicious Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing for the most amazing summer meal!

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Berries are the ultimate summer food… sweet & tart, fresh & juicy and so pretty to look at.   There is literally nothing like biting into a fresh juicy strawberry to remind you that the sun is shining outside!

I love incorporating fresh berries into a meal by putting a fresh summery spin on my traditional spinach salad recipe.

Pouring dressing over a bowl of Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad

Salads are a staple around here year round but even more so in the summer and this beautiful spinach salad recipe is definitely one of my favorites!

Tender fresh baby spinach is loaded up with luscious summer berries and toasted nuts for a little bit of richness.  And of course cheese…  because pretty much every dish needs a little bit of cheese.  Both feta and goat cheese are amazing additions to this salad; the saltiness being the perfect balance to the sweet berries.

Bottle of Marzetti Balsamic dressing with bowl of Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad, surrounded by berries and nuts

Since this salad is loaded up with so much beautiful fresh summer produce, I really wanted a dressing that would let the ingredients shine. Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing is the perfect match for this salad; both simple and delicious with a little zip from the vinegar!

The ingredients in the Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing are just like the salad… simple and fresh…  ingredients you know.  You can find Simply Dressed® dressings in the refrigerated produce section.

While this salad is the perfect side dish, to make it into a complete summer meal add in grilled chicken or shrimp. I have added a collection of my favorite berries but grapes, freshly pitted cherries or even slices ripe peaches are all amazing in this salad too!

Overhead shot of Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad with wooden spoons on a cutting board 

Overhead shot of Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad on a cutting board
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Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad Recipe

This Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad recipe is the perfect combination of fresh summer berries, feta cheese and toasted nuts. This is topped off with a delicious Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing for the most amazing summer meal!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
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  • cup pecans
  • cup almonds
  • 10 oz spinach
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • cup raspberries
  • 1 cup feta cheese (or goat cheese)
  • ½ cup red onion thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 bottle Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing


  • Toast pecans and almonds until fragrant and lightly browned. Cool completely.
  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Toss with dressing and serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 289 | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6845IU | Vitamin C: 53.4mg | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 3.3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Salad
Cuisine American

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Marzetti® Brand. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. Oh my gosh..that salad looks so amazing! We grow strawberries and blueberries in our garden…I have to try that!
    I love to make one with summer sausage pieces cut up, black olives, cherry tomatoes and cheese chunks. I think the Light Balsamic Vinaigrette would be amazing on it!

  2. I like a salad using kale and romaine, tomato cubes, bacon bits, croutons, diced chicken, strawberries, nuts and eggs

  3. In my summer salad would be Spinach, mandarin oranges, cucumber, tomato, romaine lettuce, cheese and black olive!

  4. My favorite summer salad is taboulah but I don’t add mint to my recipe and I add fresh carrots and sometimes radishes to the salad and off course cherry tomatoes and green onions from my garden.

  5. For summer salads, I enjoy a mix of baby spinach, red cabbage, lettuce, red onions, shredded carrots, boiled eggs, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and sugar snap peas, with just a bit of ranch dressing. Delicious.

  6. My favorite summer salad are garden tomatoes with cucumbers and thin red onion. Dressing is sour cream with a little vinegar, salt & pepper. Toss together.

  7. I love salads! I try to use at least 2 types of lettuce, purple onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, ham/turkey, bacon and home-made garlic croutons. Depending on seasons sometimes I add apple, or grapes or berries of some kind.

  8. I like fresh greens, strawberries, pecans and cucumbers wilth a lite italian or French dressing.

  9. I like salad greens, tomato, roasted chicken breast, hard-boiled egg, avocado, olives and cranberries in a salad. Thanks for the chance :)

  10. Spinach, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and a Balsamic vinegar dressing.

  11. Gosh all of those salads looks absolutely stunning!!! I don’t put fruit in salads often enough :) great recipe!